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Latitude: 51.7932 / 51°47'35"N
Longitude: -0.0126 / 0°0'45"W
OS Eastings: 537156
OS Northings: 212373
OS Grid: TL371123
Mapcode National: GBR KBT.HMG
Mapcode Global: VHGPP.Q6P5
Entry Name: Observatory Tower, at Walton Lodge 10 Metres West of House
Listing Date: 30 September 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078772
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355836
Location: Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Great Amwell
Built-Up Area: Great Amwell
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Great Amwell with St Margaret's
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
GREAT AMWELL HILLSIDE LANE
TL 3712 (north side)
Great Amwell village
12/28 Observatory Tower,
at Walton Lodge 10 metres
west of house
2-storeys observatory tower. C18, moved to present site by Mylne
family between 1822 and 1839. Originally built by Mr Hodson of
Hoddesdon about half a mile SSE of village (Heath (1980) 64).
Buff brick with short top section of weatherboarded timber
framing. Conical roof of tiles. Lead top and ball finial. Roof
basically square on plan but with segmental convex curve to each
side. Wide boarded soffit with shaped bracket in centre. Square
tower has wide corner pilaster buttresses, projecting floor band
and corbelled dentilled courses below the timberframed section.
Large round headed blocked opening with low sill on E and E and W
on ground floor. Recessed sash window on upper floor with flat
gauged arch and upper sash three times higher than lower sash.
Lower opening blocked by riven laths and plastered.
Listing NGR: TL3715612373
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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